Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-04) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Upper Lake Unified School District a grant of $718,109 to provide more education opportunities to nearly 1,000 Lake County students.
“Providing students with more options to receive their education helps to make education more accessible,” said Thompson. “The grant from USDA will help Upper Lake students receive the education they need to live a successful life. I look forward to seeing this grant benefit the students and teachers of the Upper Lake Unified School District.”
“Thank you to Congressman Mike Thompson for being a champion of Lake County education,” said Superintendent Annous. “The grant from the Department of Agriculture will help us better serve our students in Upper Lake by providing them with additional means to pursue their education. We look forward to continuing to provide our students with the best opportunity to succeed.”
The grant will be used to equip one hub site and three end-user sites throughout Lake County in north central California with interactive touchscreen computers, teleconferencing software and computer networking equipment. Instructors at Upper Lake Elementary, Upper Lake Middle School, and Upper Lake High School in Lake County will provide distance learning courses to three locations benefitting 970 students.
The total project cost is $825,840 with ULUSD contributing $107,731.